Welcome to the Sailing Into Summer Blog Hop. Over twenty teachers are participating with tips, freebies, and giveaways to help you wrap-up the end of your school year!
My co-host Julie of Faulkner’s Fast Five helps English teacher with ideas – 5 points at a time. With that fun theme, here are five ideas to help teachers sail into summer.
1. Final exam tip.
Everyone is tired! Not overloading students with a ton of writing, and then yourself a ton of grading is the goal. You still need to include writing, and I have ideas on how to do that.
2. Change for next year.
I teach part-time at a community college, prepping high schoolers for standardized tests (normally the ACT). Next year, I am arming myself with diverse materials for each new class. (I meet a new class each night). Since I don’t have a typical classroom, I never know what my students’ needs are ahead of time.
I come prepared, of course, with resources. After reflection, I know that I need to have several alternatives brought to each class, perhaps a power point, task cards, and worksheet – and then only one or two. Different classes have different needs, and I don’t know what they’ll be until I meet students.
3. Organizational tip.
Throw trash away now! Too often, I put materials away, determined to evaluate them in August.
August is crazy. You’ll have a better picture of the ‘necessary versus clutter’ in May.
4. Gift idea for students or coworkers.
A journal. They have pretty covers, they are versatile, and they are just the right amount of a personal touch.
5. A giveaway!
I know that the end of May (and into June, if you teach that long) can feel c-r-a-z-y. I would love to give a loyal reader the lesson plan and template for my “In Ten Years, End of the Year” writing assignment. I’m making the sweepstakes super-easy; simply follow me on Pinterest! Enter below, then hop around at the other blogs for more freebies, tips, and giveaways!
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